3RRR Zero G host Rob Jan recorded a very nice review of Pyrotechnicon on his New Year’s Eve show. So if you were otherwise engaged doing I don’t know what (!), clicking the following link will jump you right to the review http://ondemand.rrr.org.au/grid/20121231131708
Australia’s foremost science fact magazine, Cosmos, reviewed our out of this world anthology Anywhere But Earth in their online site. And their verdict?
A comprehensive sci-fi anthology entertains and provokes thought.
Loads of ABE authors get a namecheck in the review and we’re all feeling pretty good about it. You can read the full reviewand – if you feel similarly moved – buy the book direct from us. ABE is also available via Amazon.
The first reviews for Adam Browne’s Pyrotechnicon are starting to flow in, and the word is good.
Lucy Sussex in The Age and The Sun-Herald 28 October 2012:
Pyrotechnicon might be the most imaginative novel published in Australia for some years. The source matter is Cyrano de Bergerac’s own scientific romances. Browne extends these fancies in his own wild ride around the solar system, with the writer-swordsman as hero. The style and setting draw on the baroque, creating a word feast. It fits neatly into no literary category.
Jason Nahrung on the Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus website:
One can’t help feeling Cyrano’s translator, Mr Adam Browne, has done him proud, retaining the author’s vision, verbosity and personality. Bravo, or perhaps more accurately, touché?
Read more: http://aussiespecficinfocus.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/pyrotechnicon/
Pyrotechnicon author Adam Browne will be signing beautiful, hardcover copies of his book at Notions Unlimited Bookshop, Shop 9, Chelsea Beach Arcade, 426 Nepean Hwy, Chelsea, Victoria on Saturday 17th November between 4pm and 7pm.
So if you have a copy, drop by and say hello, or pick one up and get it signed right there!
And what a party it was! Thanks to Conflux 8 for a great venue, and many, many thanks to the inimitable Mr Jack Dann for launching Pyrotechnicon in fine form. As you can see from our photo collage below, there were noses, costumes, inappropriate smooching and bad acting. What more could you ask for!?
It’s time to officially launch Pyrotechnicon and to celebrate Adam’s wonderful book and the Conflux 8 weekend, we’re bringing you price reductions on all our books. Buy books at convention prices, postage free.
Head on over to our Conflux Specials! bit.ly/Q9FJma
Prices are reduced until Sunday 30 September at 6pm Australian Eastern Standard Time only.
To celebrate the publication of Adam Browne’s Pyrotechnicon the good people at Goodreads have helped us organise a giveaway. Running from now until 5 October you can register your desire to get your hands on a hardcover copy of the book, fully illustrated by Adam Browne. Just click on the goodreads box on the right hand sidebar —–>
Of course if you can’t wait that long, buying your own copy now is only a click away at our online store.
We’re proud to announce that the wait is almost over. Adam Browne’s Pyrotechnicon will be is available for purchase as a beautiful hardcover and gorgeous ebook as of midnight tonight (Australian Eastern Standard Time). So when the clock strikes 12, head on over to our online store and bag a copy.
And don’t forget our official launch with spec fic maestro Jack Dann at Conflux 8 on September 30!
Okay, bad pun, but we are very excited about the arrival of the proof of Pyrotechnicon in hardback, beautifully produced by Lightning Source. Finally the book is tangible. For all you book fetishists out there, the cover is pleasingly matte finish and vivid, the cloth binding is dove grey with gold embossing, the paper is thick book creme, the internal fonts are Garamond and Charlemagne, the illustrations are excellent and the finished article feels and smells wonderful.
Meanwhile our daring ebook test jockey Mark Rossiter has given the ebook version (with illustrations) a very thorough shakedown on multiple platforms and, unlike the waverider, she held together beautifully (NASA, we are available for a consult).
So with the proof approved and beta-testing done we are fast approaching the moment we let you folks buy this surprising, funny and amazing tale. More news soon.
We’re happy to announce that Anywhere But Earth is now available for purchase and instant download via our own online store. All ebooks purchased directly from coeur de lion are entirely DRM free. That’s because we believe you have the right to read your file on whatever device you choose. We also value and trust you as a customer. We don’t believe you want to rip us off, particularly as we are providing an excellent product at a reasonable price that is easy to access.
More and more publishers are realising that locking ebook files with DRM is not what the customer wants. Pan Macmillan, Tor, Momentum and Angry Robots are just some of the publishers now supplying DRM free books. We’re proud to join them.
Thanks for your continued custom.